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Posted 5 years ago


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British WWII Factory Fire/Security steel helmet. Unknown what the red triangle means. Many factories employed their own fire crews.


  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 5 years ago
    You have taught me that if a helmet rim has 3 or 4 holes in it that the steel is of a lesser grade. Seeing this helmet is for home use(?) why use what appears to be top of the line materials?
  2. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love mrmajestic1, BELLIN68, tinlid, vetraio50 and officialfuel
  3. petey petey, 5 years ago
    In answer to your question mrmajestic1, you are quite right. This helmet was probably issued prior to or at the very ouset of WWII before the shortage of steel was so bad. Issued probably 1938, The liner has a oval crown pad which means an earlier issue liner, they were later in the shape of a cross. (thats my theory)
  4. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much for that answer, it makes sense. I've got a helmet with the cross shaped crown pad myself, but I believe it is dated 1952. I soon as I can reach it (in my junk) I will post it and maybe you can help me with some questions I have about it.
  5. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thank you so much for the love miKKoChristmas11!

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